More UXBs Found at Lunan Bay

Several unexploded bombs have been found washed up on the beach at Lunan Bay near Montrose. The items were found in close proximity to one another and were all destroyed in controlled explosions by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

Lunan Bay was used as an air-to-air firing range by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) during WWII. A dive bombing and rocket projectile target was subsequently added within the range danger area. It was later used as a standard practice bombing range.

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) is regularly found in the bay, with more than 600No. items recovered by 33 Regiment Royal Engineers (RE) during a clearance operation in the 1990s. This included 10lb, 11.5lb and 25lb practice bombs, likely similar items to those found washed up last week.